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good morning, it is 4:30, monday, february 15. we're following several developing stories, a fast-moving fire in montgomery injuries a firefighter and damages several homes. a suspected robber led philadelphia police on a chase this morning leaving an innocent bystander being injured. i-95 the ben franklin bridge, the delaware river we're dealing with snow showers this morning and it will turn to rain later. let's turn to david murphy. he's got the latest in accuweather and karen rogers has what that's doing to the roads, good morning. >> reporter: storm tracker 6
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live double scan is showing us the first light band of snow is pushing through delaware county and chester county and berks county, as well. south philadelphia beginning to see a little bit of this. not much impact from the first band. temperatures have been cold the last couple of days, it won't take much snow to put a slippery sheen down. it's later in the morning and the afternoon when we expect the pluck of the snow to come in. we have a winter weather advisory that extends until 10:00 p.m. up in lancaster and the poconos. we're not looking at a lot of snow, light accumulations, probably one to two inches in the immediate regions and changeover to rain in the afternoon. in these areas we could have travel difficulties in the afternoon and we with a lot for the changeover. the wide view shows you it is snow all the way down into virginia at this early hour, but the rain will be coming in from
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the south as we go into the afternoon. 17 degrees in philadelphia. setting the table for the snow to tick. 1 in allentown. 19 in wildwood. there's a little bit of a breeze blowing not super strong, but we have single digit windchills in the immediate region. on the bus stop bundle up because we're in the teens between 6 and 8:00 a.m. in philadelphia. 17 by 8:00 a.m. as we roll through the day temperatures will climb, so by 6:00 we'll be over freezing at 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., the line will be coming through south jersey and into the city. karen, i'll have future tracker 6 to show you that and the projected snowfall amounts coming up. >> reporter: warm up and bundle up, the roads are in good shape, looking live montgomery drive schuylkill expressway all lanes open light volume.
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we expect snowshowers in south jersey, you can't see anything on 42 just yet. so 42 northbound at creek road everything moving just fine. looking good. the roads are in great shape right there. we have an accident coming into us, it's a serious one with a downed pole. 206 is closed between mountain avenue and princeton avenue. if you're in the area stick to route 1 with the alternate 206 being closed in central new jersey. blue route, schuylkill expressway, i-95 in good shape. looking at speeds in the 50s as you head out the door right now, tam. developing this morning, firefighters in montgomery county were called out on a bitter cold night, residents managed to escape and three homes were damaged and a firefighter was hurt. katherine scott is live at the scene the 1200 block of powell street in norristown. >> reporter: good morning, tam, the injuries to the firefighter
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were minor. three homes were damaged. there were multiple families within the homes. there is quite a bit of damage in the row home where the fire started. red cross is assisting 15 people. that number could grow. the residence are at a hotel or with family unable to return home. fire started shortly after 11:30 on powell street. when firefighters arrived they were met with flames on the 3 story row home. three civilian also jumped out the third floor windows on to the second floor room. >> reporter: the homes on either side were damaged. as firefighters worked to bring the fire under control they had to quenld -- contend with bitter cold temperatures.
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buses were possessioned -- positioned nearby to provide places to get warm. we had septa buses here and medical buses here to keep personnel warm. >> reporter: the fire remains under investigation, katherine scott channel 6 "action news." also developing this morning a suspected roper led police on a chase overnight crashing into a several cars and injuring a woman. annie mccormick is live on the scene of the crash at 6th and fisher avenue in olney. annie? >> reporter: matt, just a couple of minutes ago police towed away the vehicle they believe the suspect stole and went on a chase damaging several vehicles in the way including this one and several vehicles on the block that were damaged. there's debris in the roadway, police are expected to come back to clean up and talk to residents about the damage that they have. take a look at the video. they believe it started at
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13th and rockland when the suspect tried to rob a pizza delivery man out on the job. he stole the car the light color sable that you see in the video there. police were called for help. during a short chase, the stolen vehicle collided with the red vehicle injuring a woman inside. the stolen car continued on this block and several parked cars became casualties of the chase before coming to a stop. police arrested him taking him into custody. the woman in the red car was taken to the hospital. she is in stable condition at this time. police do not know if the suspect was armed. the pizza delivery man did not see the weapon. they are calling it a strong arm robbery they did not find a weapon when they searched the vehicle. annie mccormick channel 6 "action news."
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cold weather resulted in a water pipe burst inside the dorm on liacouras walk last night. 500 students live in the buildings. everyone is back in the building, except for the residents of four units the ones that were damaged. police are searching for two men who pretended to be utility workers and forced their way into a south philadelphia home. the woman said they needed to check for pipes she turned them away and that's when things took a violent turn. one man for her bedroom while the other held her and her mother at gunpoint. i'm struggling with the guy here, with the gun, second guy came down hit me and then they left. ye needed stitches but is expected to be okay. police are reviewing area
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surveillance footage. classes resume at ursinus at montgomery county where a stomach bug sickened 200 people. ten cases were reported over the weekend. jefferson university hospital are offering free video visitors with its doctors through the jeff expect app through the end of the month. the. the body of antonin scalia returns home today from el paso international airport. flags around the nation have been lowered to half staff. the 79-year-old scalia passed away in texas. the supreme court justice has a local tie he was born in trenton. his death has kicked off a fierce battle that has spilled over to the rails for the white house. we should not allow a lame
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duck president to secialgly cap -- essentially capture the scouter in the waning months of his presidency. it is outrageous that the republicans on the campaign trail have pledged to block any replacement that president obama nominates. but the president says he intends to fulfill his constitutional duties to fill the justice's seat. police are investigating a woman's claim that former governor eliot spitzer choked her at a manhattan motel. we have more on the string of violent store robberies. >> reporter: it's cold out there, bundle the kids up on the way out and we're close to
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freezing on the way home from school, rain will be creeping up from the south. if you're in south jersey and delaware, maybe an umbrella on the way home. we have snow a change to rain and all kinds of other stuff happening in the seven-day forecast just ahead.
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record breaking temperatures were recorded in boston this weekend, the cold produced a if a -- phenomenon called steam smoke. it is not smoke, it is steam. it is colder air moves over the warmer water. it's like lake-effect snow? >> reporter: something like that, yeah. storm tracker 6 live double scan shows we have one earlier band of snow. it's highlighted in darker
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shades of gray. at this point it's so cold out there, it's not out of the question some of this might stick. as we look outside, we have a look at the commodor barry bridge down in chester. a lot of clouds above and, of course, a lot of us waiting on the arrival of snow. we're doing it in cold conditions. currently in philadelphia, 17 degrees. the winds out of the southeast not all that strong this morning, only 7 miles per hour strong you enough to give 8-degree windchill. bundle up on the way out. future tracker 6 shows most of the snow will database around to the south and be out he -- will dance around to the south and be out of play. for the rest of the afternoon it pushes to allentown. this is the 3:00 p.m. view. notice how 3:00 p.m., warmer air is coming up from the south and we're changing the snow over to rain in parts of cape may county
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and dover. 6:00 p.m., the rain line is pushing close to philadelphia. so if there is accumulation on sidewalks own road surfaces, there will be start to become less impactful until we get into 6:00. as we move to 11:00, the rain is past allentown and there will be residual stuff sitting on roads and things will be moving in the evening hours. the winter weather advisory is in allentown. how much will we have before the rain occurs? one inch in south jersey, one to three in the i-95 and ple in the lehigh valley. it will be freezing by 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., 33 as we change
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the snow over to rain. high temperatures across the region, again, keep in mind all these are likely through the this evening. 40 degrees in millville. and in philadelphia, 30 in allentown. 2:00 p.m., we're getting hammered with heavier rain that stays with us on and off through most of the afternoon. that means there's the potential of flooding out there. a couple of issues over the next couple of days. the ground is frozen with snow, it will accumulate quickly as it comes down today. be careful if you see it on untreated surfaces in particular. and then we get rain, tomorrow we could get an inch to an inch
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and a half of rain. snow and sleet changing over to rain for president's day. high of 36 won't hit in philadelphia until around 10:00 p.m. tomorrow, rain, street flooding possible. 56 degrees, the mild high. 48 degrees on wednesday, late shower. thursday, seasonable and chilly, 40. friday, 45 degrees, 56 on saturday, possible shower there. 52 on sunday. check out our text information written by all our meteorologists and change in the forecast right there. be careful as the snow moves in. overall it's a small accumulation. police are investigating a claim that 45-year-old elliot
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spitzer choked a woman. police are investigating the woman as a possible assault case. his spokesperson released a statement saying there's no truth to the allegation. he resign from office in 2008 over a prostitution scandal. we're learning about the suspected jewelry thief connected to robbery in several states down south. a formal model trained for months at a window tinting business in atlanta. she is charged with robbing 6 jewlers in five states stealing $4 million in merchandise. at&t said it will be ready to test 5g service before the end of the year. verizon has made a similar announcement. it is not clear how much of a
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boost 5g will mean to the internet service on the phone. researchers are hoping to build a seismic network to detect earthquakes through your iphone. researchers hope the tech can reduce damage and injuries that happen because of quake also. the markets are closed because of president's day. on friday major indices were all up, the dow was up 13 points. if you want to travel back in time don't send your phone back to january 1, 1970. it's unix time and it can mess
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>> reporter: welcome back we're looking live on the roosevelt boulevard on this president's day. we're looking good. it's dry and clear. we have no problems we're tracking a few snow showers before the precipitation later on. if you're heading out you're looking good. continuing the camera tour, i-95 southbound traffic heading toward center city. hardly anybody out, we're expecting light volume on this president's day. we have an accident mountain avenue between princeton avenue. stick to route 1. that accident brought down a pole. live on the ben franklin bridge no speed restrictions no problems, we expect travel to get busy later on. even with light volume today, the weather is going downhill today with the precipitation that's coming especially on the ben franklin bridges.
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in lebanon county, i-78 is reopened, crews had to remove 60 vehicles from the highway. 3 people were killed and 70 treated for injuries. the massive pileup happened in bethel township on saturday morning. the chain reaction happened when a sudden snow squall created whiteout conditions. certain drugs given to babies may reduce their brain development and iq. police find 9 hin million dollars of -- $900 million of bust in australia in australia's biggest bust ever. new this morning,
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authorities say drugs from australia's biggest liquid meth bust was found in silicon bra inserts and art supplies. it was worth $126 million. each suspect faces a potential life sentence if they are convicted. an oregon man who was pulled head first into a wood chirp is expected to survive thanks to his helmet and his foot catching a safety bar. his harness became entangled with the chipper, his foot caught the safety bar and
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prevented him from being cut up. 48 people got struck on two aerial tram cars in new hampshire. they heard a thud and stopped 30 feet up. some were skiers and some were sightseers less prepared for the dangerous condition. recue workers took the people back to the ground one by one. broncos quarterback peyton manning is a person cited in a new sexual lawsuit we'll tell you that. dangerous fumes in a home are making several people sick. "action news" will be right back. there's something to be said for exploring the world around you.
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5:00 a.m., monday, february 15, we're following several new and developing stories. bitter cold temperatures make it difficult for suburban firefighters to battle flames that damaged several row homes, we're live on the scene. dangerous fumes forced five people out of their homes sending them to the hospital. accuweather is tracking bitterly cold temperatures, plus snow and rain for the beginning of the work workweek. let's head over to david murphy with accuweather and karen rogers has traffic. >> reporter: good morning, everyone, our first snowflakes are already on storm tracker 6 live double scan. live radar showing this clear image of light snow highlighted in darker


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